Talk: Attitudes and beliefs towards geographical varieties of Spanish: similarities and differences between native and non-native university students
This paper analyzes the similarities and differences in the perception of the main geographical varieties of Spanish by native and non-native speakers. The data were collected through PRECAVES-XXI, a project for the study of beliefs and attitudes towards Spanish, which consists of an anonymous, online survey, based on matched-guis technique. The survey allows us to study whether the respondents are able to correctly identify the different varieties from the recording and how they value them directly and indirectly. This survey was applied to a sample of 39 university students from philological and non-philological degrees in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Subsequently, our results were compared to those obtained with native university students published in the monographic issue of the Philology Bulletin entitled Perception of the cultured varieties of Spanish: beliefs and attitudes of young Spanish-speaking university students (2018). After the analysis, we found that foreign students present very similar patterns to native Spanish speakers, especially from the center and north of the Peninsula and to a lesser extent from Andalusia and the Canary Islands, while they differ greatly from Latin American speakers. Despite the fact that this is more of a pilot study that should be extended in the future, the results may be very interesting, especially from the point of view of language policy and the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
Departamento de lingüística, Universidad de Chile (Ed.). (2018). Percepción de las variedades cultas del español: creencias y actitudes de jóvenes universitarios hispanohablantes. Boletín de Filología de la Universidad de Chile, 53(2).